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Salix (Willow) Stems at Bluestem Nursery

Salix (Willow)

Salix smithiana

Salix smithiana

Salix smithiana

Description: a vigorous large shrub or small tree; 6-9m' (20-30'); annual growth is brown; covered in fine silky hair; long tapering leaves which are grey-green above and lighter grey underneath; beautiful early spring catkins

Conditions: full sun to part shade with ample water

Coldest zone: 3 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Uses: basketry (especially when the rods are peeled), catkins, biomass

Comparison of willow stems and leaves

Lists of various willow uses